Focus On: Fathers, Imprisonment and the Impact on Kids

More than 5 million children in the U.S. have had a parent who lived with them go to jail or prison. That’s one in 28 kids, compared with one in 125 about 30 years ago. This proportion is higher among black, poor, and rural children and is more than likely an underestimate since it does not include children with a non-residential parent who is incarcerated.  The majority of parents incarcerated are fathers, with 1.1 million serving time in 2010. Read the full report at